Occurs over sand and rocks, in swift flowing waters where it swims rapidly and incessantly. Feeds on both plants and animals (Ref. 12225).
- Ortega, H. and R.P. Vari 1986 Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Peru. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (437):1-25. (Ref. 6329) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6329&speccode=51076
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